Shoulder Warmer

Shoulder Warmer



Short cape a romantic look with a flared petticoat. The shoulder line is emphasized by a fine seed pattern. 

Size: 34/36, 38/40 and 42/44.

Instructions are given for first size. Figures in parentheses refer to larger sizes. When only one figure is given, it applies to all sizes.

Materials: ROWAN "Kidsilk Haze" (70% mohair, 30% silk, approx. 210 m/25 g): 150 (150-200) g in Grace, col 580, and ROWAN "Fine Lace" (80% alpaca, 20% wool, approx. 400 m/50 g): 150 (150-200) g in Charity, col 941; size 4.5 and 5 mm Addi circular needles, 80 cm/32" long; size 4.5 mm circular needle, 40 cm/16" long.

Rib pattern: K1, p1.

Stockinette in rnds: K every rnd.

Seed stitch: K1, p1; on foll rnds, knit all purl sts, purl all knit sts.

S2KP: Sl 2 sts as if to knit, k1, pass slipped sts over knitted st.

Decorative decrease A:

Decrease rnd: Yo, S2KP, p1 — 1 st decreased. On all other rnds, k3, p1. 

Decorative decrease B:

Decrease rnd: P1, S2KP, yo - 1 st decreased. On all other rnds, p1, k3. 

Tension: 17 sts and 24 rows = 10 x 10 cm/4" x 4" in Stockinette with 4 strands of yarn held tog and size 5 mm needle ; 18 sts and 24 rows = 10 x 10 cm/4" x 4" in seed st with 4 strands of yarn held tog and size 5 mm needle.

Shoulder warmer is worked with 2 strands Grace and 2 strands Charity held tog throughout!

Instructions: With longer size 4.5 mm circular needle and 2 strands Grace and 2 strands Charity held tog, cast on 200 (214-228) sts. Join for working in rnds and place beg of rnd marker. Work rib pat in rnds for 5 cm/2" = 12 rnds. Change to size 5 mm circular needle and position sts as foll: * K3, p1 for decorative dec A, (k1, p1) in each of next 9 (10, 11) sts, k1 = 19 (21-23) sts to be worked in seed st, p1, k3 for decorative dec B, work 82 (88-94) sts in Stockinette; rep from * once more = 218 (234-250) sts.

Next rnd: Work in pat as established and work dec rnd of decorative dec A and B as instructed = 4 sts decreased. Repeat dec rnd every foll 6th rnd 7 times = 186 (202-218) sts after rnd 44. Cont in pat and work dec rnd of decorative dec A and B every foll 5th rnd twice, then every foll 4th rnd twice, then every foll 3rd rnd twice for shoulder shaping = 162 (178-194) sts after rnd 68. Cont in pat and work dec rnd of decorative dec A and B every other rnd 9 (10-11) times and at same time, dec an additional 8 sts every other rnd as foll: Ptog first seed st with last st of decorative dec and ptog tbl last seed st with first st of decorative dec = 90 (98-106) sts after rnd 86 (88-90).

Change to shorter circular needle and work turtleneck collar as foll: Knit 1 rnd and dec 0 (4-8) sts evenly around = 90 (94-98) sts. Purl 3 rnds, then work rib pat in rnds for 22 cm/8 3/4". Bind off all sts loosely. 

Finishing: Pin piece to measurements and block with damp towels.